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Unread 08-27-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Just bought a lift

I just bought a 3 inch Rough Country coil spring spacer kit from E-bay last night. My question is do i need to do anything else to the jeep with the spaciers??I won't be going off road.It's a DD with a 4 cyl.

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Unread 08-27-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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wow I didn't know they made 3" spacer kits...

looks like I have more research to do...
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Unread 08-27-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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you'll need new springs..
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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Didn't know they made that either, post a link to the kit you bought. Not sure what your getting in the kit, so it's hard to answer...
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #5
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #6
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The person said it was 3 inches,it may not be.It had the number 650 on the side of the box if that means anything.But even if it's 2 inches at $65.00 shipping included,i thought that wasn't a bad deal...what do you think??
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:48 AM   #7
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The person said it was 3 inches,it may not be.It had the number 650 on the side of the box if that means anything.But even if it's 2 inches at $65.00 shipping included,i thought that wasn't a bad deal...what do you think??
What exactly did you receive with the kit?
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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daystar also makes a 3 inch spacer kit and it includes all needed brackets, bump stops, etc surprisingly nice kit
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Unread 08-27-2007, 10:32 AM   #9
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I don't know how to post pictures.But it comes with 4 spaciers and the stops that go inside the coil springs.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 10:36 AM   #10
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If it starts to ride sketchy you may want to lower the transfer case.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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I don't know how to post pictures.But it comes with 4 spaciers and the stops that go inside the coil springs.
The price was about avg then. Spacers run about $30/pair and bumpstop extensions are pretty cheap.

The more expensive budget boost kits include shocks.

If you really did get 3" spacers, you'll definitely want new shocks. Even at 2" new shocks is preferred, but if you're on a budget, the stock shocks can work ok for street driving.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #12
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you'll need new springs..

Why would he need new springs? The spacers for a budget boost like this sit on top of the existing springs, adding height.

I agree that new shocks would be desirable, but if it is just street driving you could get away with what you have for a while. That is, if the spacers are 2". For 3" spacers you would probably be better off getting the shocks soon as you may over extend your shocks in a deep pothole.

If you install this kist and then find you have developed a driveline vibration you will either have to raise the motor with a motor mount lift, or drop the T-case. In your situation, the Tcase drop would probably be the best and cheapest bet since this Jeep will stay on the street. Get some fender washers and add a couple at a time to the bolts between your t-case skid plate and the frame. With a 2" lift you may not need many, if any at all. With a 3" kits you may need enough to require longer bolts.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 01:18 PM   #13
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Why would he need new springs? The spacers for a budget boost like this sit on top of the existing springs, adding height.
Because 3" spacers on top of springs can eventually cause overcompression of the spring, damaging it. 3" spacers on top of coil springs are never a good idea.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 03:43 PM   #14
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I just checked the site, I don't see a 3" kit. Maybe you got a 2"?
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Unread 10-02-2007, 01:43 AM   #15
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Turns out it was a 2 inch kit and not a 3 inch.
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